Project Type: Habitat/Garden
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Project Size: Large (500-999 sq ft)
About this Monarch Project:
We are being very intentional in creating a pollinator garden at school. We have plants in pots, in the ground, and are also using straw bales, with their quickly-composting interiors. The children have helped plant just about everything, and are learning about pollinators and their role in our world inside the classroom and outside. The kids spend lots of time outside have learned aremarkable amount about plant care!
I am a parent volunteer with a love for gardening. These are 3-6 year olds. In an effort to attract several species of butterflies besides just Monarchs, we’ve planted a variety of host and nectar plants. Including: Pipevine, bronze fennel, 2 types of parsley, 4 varieties of butterfly milkweed, Brazilian verbena, Pentas, dianthus, liatris, dill, white cats whiskers, pink false vervain, rue, Brazilian button, honeysuckle, cape plumbago, poppy mallow, and hearty blue passion flower. At the students’ request we also have planted other edible plants, including a peach tree, tomato plants, 3 varieties of watermelon, strawberries and fig trees, along with various complementary flowers like marigolds, snapdragons and celosia.